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  Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20, if you’re in the market for love.   Or rather, Love, Sweet Love.   The play Love, Sweet Love —...
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  Let the Battle Begin!   Those were the words spoken by Belinda Cashwell, director of media services for Cumberland County Schools, to kick...
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  The Jack Britt High School district is experiencing growing pains; if current predictions come true, those pains will worsen...
  “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”   Thus spake the late great Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson could have been passing out a...
  Many of us of a certain age have had that arresting and unsettling experience of catching an unexpected glimpse of ourselves in a...
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  Wow. Only in Cumberland County can something so simple, fun and delightful like our county fair become the center of confusion,...
   Click the Image for UCW's Online Edition!     Like a wheel of fortune, recent events surrounding the 2009 Cumberland County Fair —...
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  Spring is right around the corner, which means warmer weather, more time outdoors, spring break and summer vacations not too far...
  Strange how our urban lifestyle causes us to stereotype the words “farm” and “rural.”  It conjures up images that will not support an...
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  Dave Hurt was a presence when he entered a room.   He would look the room over, assess the situation and then with his big, booming...

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